EasyCLA streamlines the management and execution of Contributor License Agreements (CLAs), to help projects ensure that contributions are made in accordance with project policies. It is the only CLA management tool to correctly support both individual and corporate CLA workflows in an automated environment.

Quick Help

For information about how to get started with contributing to a project that uses EasyCLA, please see Getting Started and our FAQs page.

For support questions, please see our Troubleshooting page or file a support ticket.

EasyCLA Development

Third-party Services

Besides integration with Auth0 and Salesforce, the EasyCLA system uses the following third party services:

  • Docusign for CLA agreement e-sign flow

  • Docraptor for converting html CLA template to PDF file

  • GitHub for GitHub PR CLA authorization checking/gating

  • Gerrit for CLA authorization review checking/gating

  • Auth0 For Single Sign On

  • Salesforce through the LFX Platform APIs

EasyCLA Backend

The EasyCLA project has two backend components.

The majority of the backend APIs are implemented in python, and can be found in the cla-backend directory.

Recent backend development was implemented in Golang, and can be found in the cla-backend-go directory. In particular, this backend contains APIs powering Automated Templates, GitHub Approved List of contributors, and Duplicate Company handling in the Corporate Console.

EasyCLA Frontend

EasyCLA frontend consists of three independent Single Page Application (SPA) built with Ionic frameworks:

EasyCLA Architecture

The following diagram explains the EasyCLA architecture.

EasyCLA Architecture

EasyCLA Release Process

The following diagram illustrates the EasyCLA release process:

EasyCLA Release Process


This project’s source code is licensed under the MIT License. A copy of the license is available in LICENSE.

The project includes source code from keycloak, which is licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0 (Apache-2.0), a copy of which is available in LICENSE-keycloak.

This project’s documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY-4.0). A copy of the license is available in LICENSE-docs.